"I didn't want to be influenced by the films," said Ellis. "The one thing I couldn't stop myself doing was the famous Bond cold open. I had to do a Bond cold open, I just couldn't stop myself and they let me get away with it."
You can listen to the full clip here at BBC Radio 5.
VARGR will be a six-issue story arc written by Ellis with art by Jason Masters. It will be the first installment of the new "James Bond 007" comic book series from Dynamite. The first issue will be released in November.